The fact that only three House Republicans (none of them women) voted for final passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 is just stunning. When the Senate passed the bill, every woman in the Senate voted for it. That makes sense, since the bill ensures women cannot be discriminated against in the workplace. But, amazingly, Republicans (including all the their women in the House) are totally into discriminating against women. What explains this?
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Martin Longman is the web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is also the founder of Booman Tribune and Progress Pond. Before joining the Monthly, Martin was a county coordinator for ACORN/Project Vote and a political consultant. He has a degree in philosophy from Western Michigan University.
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